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Coach Trey Norris: High School Varsity Head Coach
Coach Norris was a face-off specialist and midfielder for the University of Oregon. He helped the Ducks to three conference titles and four national tournament appearances. He was named first team all conference face-off specialist both his junior and senior year as well as team captain his senior year. Coach Norris coached one season as an assistant coach for the Ducks where he coached face offs and midfield. Coach Norris was the high school head lacrosse coach for his alma mater, Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon for three years. 2021 will be Coach Norris' 4th season coaching for Lawrence Lacrosse. We look forward to an exciting Spring Season!

Coach John Mathis: Junior Varsity Head Coach
Hi I'm Coach John Mathis, I was born in Houston, TX. I played lacrosse at LSU ‘90-‘91 as a defenseman. I played lacrosse at KU for four years during and after graduate school. I’ve been a youth coach with Lawrence for the last 4 years I’m married with 2 sons and a daughter who all play lacrosse! I've been a firefighter/paramedic with Lawrence Fire Department since ‘95.

Coach Nate Rowe : High School Goalie Coach
Coach Rowe started playing lacrosse in 8th grade. In high school he played midfielder and goalie for Cary-Grove high school in the Chicago metro area. As goal keeper his Senior year in 2008, his team won the conference title. In 2009 Coach Rowe attended Western Illinois University and played goalie for their club lacrosse team. In 2012 Coach Rowe was asked to be head JV coach for his alma mater Cary-Grove high school and turned the team's  2W and 16L previous season record to a winning 12W and 6L  record in just one season! In 2015 Nate coached for a growing club in Hawaii called Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association. 2021 will be Coach Rowe's third season coaching the high school team in Lawrence.


Coach Joe Byrne : 14U Head Coach
My name is Joe Byrne. I am originally from Michigan where I played Football and Baseball in high school. I moved to Milwaukee Wisconsin for college and played baseball. It was while I was in Wisconsin that I started coaching. While working at an ice rink, they were in need of youth coaches. I coached the developmental hockey, and later moved to various levels up to the high school club team. I also coached JV and Varsity football and womens softball. I also met my beautiful wife while in Wisconsin. We have two boys, Jayson and Brayden. I thought I was done coaching but again as my boys began playing sports I was asked to help again. I currently help with youth football, baseball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse. No one in my family before Jayson had ever played lacrosse. We were lucky enough to find the Lawrence Lacrosse Club and we have fallen in love!! Sports have been a huge part of my life. Sports have taught me dedication, hardwork, teamwork, and to never give up. I hope to pass these traits on to whomever I am lucky enough to coach. 

PJ Bamonte: 14U Assistant Coach
PJ is a native of Smithtown, New York and played attack at Long Island University. PJ recently moved to Manhattan to finish his studies in Criminology at K-State. He is a lifelong advocate of lacrosse and wants to engage more youth in the Midwest with the game. PJ currently plays with the K-State club lacrosse team.

Jase Wyeno: 12U Head Coach
My name is Jase Wyeno. I graduated from Colorado State University in May of 2018. I recently moved to Lawrence from Denver and I am excited for the opportunity to continue to coach and give back to the sport I love! I starting playing lacrosse in 2003. I played at the Varsity level at Air Academy High School for three years (2010-2013). My senior season I was in the top 25 in points statewide (1st Team All Pikes Peak Conference/2nd Team All-State/Academic All American) and led my team as a captain to a 17-2 record and Runner up in the State Championship. Additionally, I have been officiating lacrosse since 2009 and started officiating the Varsity level in 2014. In college, I was the head coach for a year of a U9 Northern Colorado team (Bandits) and coached them to a CYLA State Championship. The next year I was the head coach of A U15 team from another program (Vipers) and coached them to their first winning record in three years. I have a passion for lacrosse. I know the sport hasn’t seen the development that many western states have over the years In Kansas and I look forward to the prospect of helping its strong establishment.

Coach Sophie Johnson is our Summer Camp Girls Coach